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Los Alamos Public Schools announce the winners of the District Speech Contest, held April 13 at Piñon Elementary.
The event, run by Piñon teacher Rose Martin, hosted two finalists from each of the five elementary schools. Each school had their own speech contest during spring, with students competing in either the Serious or Humorous category. School winners advanced to the District Contest to compete with four other contestants in each category.
Laura Partin of Chamisa Elementary placed first in the Serious category for her speech, an excerpt from “Good Masters, Sweet Ladies” by Laura Amy Schlitz.
Sara Bulthuis of Piñon Elementary placed second in the Serious category for her speech, an excerpt from “Anything but Typical” by Sara Raleigh Baskin.
Zoe Hemez of Aspen Elementary took first place in the Humorous category for her speech, “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Jon Scieszka.
Akash Dighe from Piñon Elementary took second place in the Humorous category for his speech, “Cinderella Bigfoot” by Mike Thaler.
Finalists from all elementary schools include Lauren Anaya and Melina Burnside from Mountain Elementary; Trevor Nickles of Aspen Elementary; Neil DeHerrera of Chamisa Elementary, Sam Harvey and Sienna Ahlers of Barranca Mesa Elementary.